Can I retire at age 55 with 876,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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About Your Retirement ?
Current Age
Retirement Age
Current Savings $
Annual Deposits $
Annual Withdrawals $
Stock market crash:
Portfolio ?
% in Stocks:
% in Bonds:
% in Cash:
Modify Stock Returns:
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Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
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How much money do I need to retire?

This retirement calculator runs simulations based on past data from the S&P 500, 10 Year Treasury Bond, 3 month T-Bill, and US inflation. For each year of each simulation, a random return and inflation amount is chosen.

How to use: Enter your current age and the age when you retire. Then enter your current savings, the amount that you can save annually before you retire, and the amount that you plan to withdraw after retirement. Your annual deposits and withdrawals take inflation into account. For example, if you need $50,000 to live on in retirement using today's dollars, we will automatically take into account the cost of living for your retirement years. The same is true for your annual deposits. Next, decide if you'd like to simulate a stock market crash.

In the portfolio section, choose the makeup of your portfolio with stocks, bonds, and cash. Cash assumes that your money is stored in a savings account. You can then alter the future returns and inflation. For example, if the market has historically returned about 10%, but you think the future will be worse, modify the stock returns by -3%, and the future returns will average out to 7%. Investment fees can also lower stock market returns. Many index funds and ETFs offer extremely low fees and expenses.

Many people receive income in retirement, such as social security, pension plans, part time jobs, annuities, and other benefits. This would allow you to take out smaller distributions every year. Please note that taxes must also be considered, but are not used in this simulation. A 401k, Roth IRA, and Traditional IRA are taxed differently than a standard investment account, as are dividends.

Note: This assumes that the future is at least somewhat like the past. In reality, anything could happen. The Soviet Union collapsed, Japan's Nikkei Index is still well below its 1989 peak. Numerous other markets have changed drastically and never recovered. However, this online tool is helpful in retirement planning and estimating how much you might need for retirement, especially those hoping to retire early. We recommend receiving advice from a financial planner.

Want to retire with $876,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11%
1 years$72,339$71,695$71,066$70,453$69,853$69,559
2 years$35,812$35,145$34,498$33,871$33,264$32,966
3 years$23,637$22,967$22,323$21,702$21,104$20,813
4 years$17,551$16,883$16,245$15,635$15,051$14,769
5 years$13,901$13,237$12,607$12,009$11,442$11,169
6 years$11,468$10,809$10,188$9,604$9,054$8,791
7 years$9,730$9,077$8,466$7,896$7,363$7,110
8 years$8,428$7,781$7,180$6,624$6,108$5,865
9 years$7,416$6,775$6,184$5,642$5,144$4,911
10 years$6,606$5,972$5,392$4,863$4,383$4,160
11 years$5,945$5,316$4,747$4,233$3,770$3,556
12 years$5,394$4,771$4,213$3,713$3,267$3,062
13 years$4,928$4,312$3,764$3,278$2,849$2,654
14 years$4,529$3,919$3,382$2,909$2,497$2,311
15 years$4,183$3,581$3,053$2,595$2,199$2,022
16 years$3,881$3,285$2,768$2,323$1,943$1,775
17 years$3,615$3,025$2,519$2,087$1,723$1,563
18 years$3,378$2,796$2,299$1,881$1,532$1,380
19 years$3,167$2,591$2,105$1,700$1,365$1,222
20 years$2,977$2,408$1,932$1,540$1,220$1,083
21 years$2,806$2,243$1,777$1,397$1,091$963
22 years$2,650$2,093$1,638$1,270$978$856
23 years$2,508$1,958$1,512$1,157$878$763
24 years$2,378$1,834$1,399$1,055$789$681
25 years$2,258$1,722$1,295$964$710$608
26 years$2,148$1,618$1,201$881$640$543
27 years$2,047$1,523$1,116$807$577$486
28 years$1,952$1,435$1,037$739$520$435
29 years$1,865$1,354$965$678$470$390
30 years$1,783$1,278$899$622$425$350
31 years$1,707$1,208$838$571$384$313
32 years$1,636$1,143$782$525$347$281
33 years$1,569$1,083$730$483$314$252
34 years$1,506$1,026$682$444$285$227
35 years$1,447$973$638$409$258$204
36 years$1,391$924$597$377$234$183
37 years$1,339$878$558$347$212$164
38 years$1,289$834$523$320$192$148
39 years$1,242$793$490$295$174$133
40 years$1,198$754$459$272$158$120
41 years$1,155$718$431$251$143$108
42 years$1,115$684$404$232$130$97
43 years$1,077$652$379$214$118$87
44 years$1,041$621$356$197$107$78
45 years$1,006$592$334$182$97$71
46 years$973$565$314$168$88$63
47 years$942$539$295$156$80$57
48 years$912$515$277$144$73$51
49 years$883$492$260$133$66$46
50 years$855$470$245$123$60$42

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $876,000, adding $2,996 every year, while hoping to spend $55,514 every year in retirement. These numbers increase with inflation.
Reality usually performs much different than the expected returns. This uses historical averages, but anything can happen. In general, riskier investments have greater returns on average, but more volatility in the short term.
Age Total: 100% Stocks Total: 100% Bonds Total: 100% Cash Total: 45/36/19 Blend
54$876,000$876,000$876,000$876,000
55$968,442$922,014$908,436$1,006,609
56$1,008,157$908,127$879,803$1,019,781
57$1,050,062$891,698$848,349$1,028,312
58$1,094,322$872,545$813,922$1,036,401
59$1,141,117$850,473$776,363$1,044,035
60$1,190,643$825,279$735,503$1,051,200
61$1,243,114$796,743$691,168$1,057,885
62$1,298,765$764,637$643,175$1,064,086
63$1,357,851$728,716$591,333$1,069,798
64$1,420,652$688,723$535,443$1,075,025
65$1,487,474$644,386$475,296$1,079,774
66$1,558,652$595,417$410,675$1,084,061
67$1,634,554$541,511$341,351$1,087,909
68$1,715,580$482,347$267,088$1,091,347
69$1,802,171$417,584$187,638$1,094,418
70$1,894,811$346,864$102,742$1,097,175
71$1,994,027$269,805$12,129$1,099,684
72$2,100,400$186,009$0$1,102,026
73$2,214,568$95,050$0$1,121,444
74$2,337,228$0$0$1,144,649
75$2,469,149$0$0$1,170,776
76$2,611,171$0$0$1,239,514
77$2,764,219$0$0$1,313,666
78$2,929,310$0$0$1,393,736
79$3,107,559$0$0$1,480,274
80$3,300,192$0$0$1,573,887
81$3,508,558$0$0$1,675,241
82$3,734,136$0$0$1,785,069
83$3,978,557$0$0$1,904,176
84$4,243,609$0$0$2,033,449
85$4,531,264$0$0$2,173,861
86$4,843,685$0$0$2,326,485
87$5,183,255$0$0$2,492,500
88$5,552,596$0$0$2,673,203
89$5,954,589$0$0$2,870,021
90$6,392,409$0$0$3,084,526
91$6,869,545$0$0$3,318,445
92$7,389,840$0$0$3,573,683
93$7,957,522$0$0$3,852,332
94$8,577,247$0$0$4,156,698
95$9,254,137$0$0$4,489,320
96$9,993,833$0$0$4,852,992
97$10,802,545$0$0$5,250,789
98$11,687,110$0$0$5,686,100
99$12,655,056$0$0$6,162,654
100$13,714,672$0$0$6,684,558